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Registering to Vote in Oregon

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“You have until 5 p.m. October 14th to register.”*

If you’ve moved, want to change your party affiliation, or don’t get your ballot (not mailed until October 17th), PLEASE contact your County Election Office for specific instructions!

— In my business (public law library wonkery) I see reminders about voting everywhere I turn, but not everyone is so blessed. Thus, this blog post (and these previous ones about ballot measures and checking your voter registration online).

— Official voter registration info pages are here and here, but it’s really hard to find actual dates on these web pages.

— The print Oregonian put a nice “There’s Still Time to Register to Vote” article on the front page of the 10/7/08 issue (underneath their panicky Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid headline and story about the world’s economies). But trying to find that nicely done article at the Oregonlive website is a Herculean task not worth the effort. You can go to their Oregonlive, Politics link, but you still won’t find that nifty article. The Politics page does, however, have other good election links and stories.

* So, according to that Oregonian, “There’s Still Time to Register to Vote” article by Edward Walsh, here is a very important date (but please, confirm all voter registration Q&A with your county election office!):

You have until 5 p.m. October 14th to register.”

If you’ve moved, want to change your party affiliation, or don’t get your ballot (not mailed until October 17th), please contact your County Election Office for specific instructions!